The governors of the South-east geopolitical region of Nigeria have resolved to launch a regional security outfit. The chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, said the leaders have also written to the Federal Government with regards to the establishment of the security outfit.
The federal government of Nigeria has asked unemployed youths to look outside the government jobs in their pursuit of a career. Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, while representing the FG added that there are other sustainable ventures outside government jobs that can be embraced by the unemployed.
The house of representatives says it is struggling with funds because the activities of the house are bigger than the budget. Benjamin Kalu, spokesman of the lower legislative chamber, said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) will compete with the likes of Cable News Network (CNN), if the $500 million loan his ministry is seeking is approved. The minister said this when he appeared before the senate committee on local and foreign loans.
Nnamdi Kanu, leader the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), may not be returning to Nigeria for his parents’ funeral. Kanu gave the hint in a broadcast via London-based Radio Biafra at the weekend, adding that he is monitoring developments on the event in Abia state from abroad.
The presidency has described the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) as a “one-man army” and accused its chairman, Ango Abdullahi, NEF of showing antipathy against President Muhammadu Buhari before the 2019 election.
A fresh attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Borno State has left at least 30 persons dead while no less than 18 vehicles were also completely burnt. The attack reportedly took place on Sunday evening. The insurgents launched the attack against travelling passengers in Auno, a town 20 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that all the children kidnapped by the dreaded Boko Haram sect would be freed before the end of his administration.
The Abia state police command has vowed to disrupt the funeral of the parents of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), if members of the group showed up.
The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) says President Muhammadu Buhari is in denial of his failure to secure Nigeria. This was made known in a statement by Ango Abdullahi, its chairman, adding that the Buhari led government does not have any idea on what will provide relief or solution to insecurity and poverty in the land.